What is AVI Video Format?
AVI video format stands for Audio Video Interleave and files of AVI video format have .avi extension. It is a special case of the RIFF (Resource Interchange File Format). AVI video file formats combine audio and video into a single file in a standard container to allow simultaneous playback. AVI video format, unlike MP3 or JPEG, i s a container format, which means it can contain video and audio compressed with many different combinations of codec’s. So while other formats can only contain a certain kind of compression, AVI video file formats can carry video and audio data in almost any compression scheme, including Full Frames (Uncompressed), Intel Real Time Video, Indeo, Cinepak, Motion JPEG, Editable MPEG, VDOWave, ClearVideo / RealVideo, QPEG, MPEG-4, and others. AVI all look the same on the outside, but they may be completely different inside the format.